Transitioning from Quarters to Semesters
Semester Conversion is now underway for Cal Poly Pomona! This is a multi-year effort to transition the campus from a quarter calender to a semester calendar.
On this website, you will find material about the project, including news and announcements; the many long-term benefits of the semester system for Cal Poly Pomona students, faculty and staff; how other universities have navigated this process; the timeline for our conversion; the committee structure and other important information.
About Semester Conversion
The semester conversion is a CSU-wide initiative to have all 23 campuses on a similar calendar. Cal Poly Pomona is among six CSU campuses that will be converting from quarters to semesters. The semester schedule will provide for deeper, more meaningful student projects, richer learning experiences, and extended time to develop mentoring relationships between students and faculty. In addition, it will better align Cal Poly Pomona’s academic schedule with the vast majority of California community colleges, opening up more opportunities for efficiency and collaboration.
Throughout the conversion process, Cal Poly Pomona will focus its efforts on student success. Students should not lose credits toward their degree nor extend their expected time to graduation because of the conversion process. Before the transition to semesters in fall 2018, the university will provide advising and support for students to complete individual academic plans. The university will also ensure that financial aid and annual tuition fees on the semester calendar stay similar to the quarter calendar.